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Betancourt Welcomed Back To France

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Betancourt Welcomed Back To France

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Betancourt Welcomed Back To France

Betancourt Welcomed Back To France

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Former Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt is back in her native France Friday, six years after being taken hostage by the Colombian rebel group FARC. She received a hero's welcome from French President Nicolas Sarkozy and told her supporters she "cries with joy." Robert Siegel talks with reporter Eleanor Beardsley in Paris.

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